Few people gave the WSU Cougars who had yet to win a Pac-12 game much of a chance to knock off the 25th ranked Huskies Saturday in Pullman, but that’s just what they did. The Huskies had a comfortable lead in the 4th quarter but the Cougars stormed back with 18 unanswered points to push the game to overtime. The Huskies turned the ball over on their attempt and the Cougars jumped on that mistake with a field goal to seal the 31-28 victory. The crowd poured onto the field as the Cougars hoisted the Apple Cup trophy high.
Tracy Clark (27) is ready to things started!
Ioane Gauta gets congratulated for a first quarter sack.
Dominique Williams drags Sean Parker for a few yards after the catch.
Teondray Caldwell tries to get to the outside.
QB Jeff Tuel talks with Mike Leach about the play.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins hauls in a touchdown pass over Cyrus Coen.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins lands in the end zone with his TD grab.
Brett Bartolone tries to reach for the goal line but is stopped short.
Carl Winston powers in to the end zone for the first of his touchdowns.
Keith Price sacked by Deone Bucannon for a loss
Keith Price gets a pass off under pressure.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins gets yards after the catch.
Bishop Sankey rushes for a 2 yard touchdown.
Coach Sarkisian applauds Sankey’s effort.
Travis Feeney comes down with an interception that was tipped high off the receiver’s hands.
Bishop Sankey gets inside the pylon for another touchdown.
Keith Price gets a pass off to the outside.
Marcus Mason gets hauled down by his face mask. The penalty put the ball on the one yard line.
Carl Winston would score on the next play.
Isiah Myers takes this pass for 29 yards.
Dominique Williams has Marcus Peterson his back for a pass interference call.
Williams watches the ball after the penalty
Demond Trufant does not agree.
Butch works the crowd.
Gino Simone gets brought down by John Timu.
Kristoff Williams tries to get away from Shaq Thompson.
The Cougars react after tying the game at 28 late in the 4th quarter.
Bishop Sankey gets pulled down by Deone Bucannon.
Travis Coons tries a 35 yard field goal…
…but it is wide right.
The two QBs congratulate each other during the coin toss for overtime.
The first pass of the OT was intercepted by Kalafitoni Pole and almost returned for a TD.
Pass complete to Dominique Williams for 6 yards to the Wash 19.
Pass completed to Brett Bartolone for 10 yards to the Wash 9.
Andrew Furney boots the winner.
Andrew Furney connects on a 27 yard field goal.
The Cougars pull off the huge upset over the Dawgs.
The crowd swarms the field.
The crowd swarms the field.
The crowd swarms the field.
Coach Mike Leach addresses the crowd before the trophy presentation.
Leach hold the jersey of Senior Travis Long who was injured and had to sit out his first game of his career after starting for the past 4 years. The team dedicated the game to him.
Butch works the crowd.
Tracy Clark kisses the trophy.
Senior Wade Jacobson celebrates with the crowd.
Senior QB Jeff Tuel raises the trophy high.
The Seniors end their careers on a high note.
The Huskies wrapped up their 2012 home season with a decisive win over the visiting Utes from Salt Lake. The offense came through with a big night from Keith Price and Bishop Sankey combining for 5 TDs. The victory gave the Huskies 6 wins on the season making them eligible for a post season bowl with two win-able game remaining.
Travis Feeney lets out a yell after a stop.
Keith Price rolls out looking for an open receiver.
Bishop Sankey heads downfield for some of his 162 rushing yards on the night.
Utah’s John White breaks away on a 46-yard touchdown run.
Keith Price throws on the run.
UW’s Kasen Williams is dragged down by Victor Spikes.
Bishop Sankey scores one of his two TDs on the night.
Freshman QB Travis Wilson gets off a pass.
Kenneth Scott takes a hit from Sean Parker.
Huskies LB John Timu runs with the ball after an interception.
Keith Price flies into the end zone for his first rushing TD of the season.
Keith Price under pressure from Joe Kruger.
The defense reacts to an important stop.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins stretches for a few extra yards.
Travis Wilson gets hauled down by Danny Shelton.
Kasen Williams coughs up the ball after a reception…
…which is recovered by the Utes.
Keith Price flips a pass over the defender.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins with yards after the catch.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins signals a first down.
Josh Shirley gets to Travis Wilson as he tries to pass.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins is upset with himself after dropping a pass.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins flashed a peace sign to the crowd as he leaves the field.
It was a rainy and windy night as the 7th ranked and undefeated Oregon State Beavers came into town against a Washington squad riding a three game losing streak. The Dawgs stepped up on defense picking off the Beavers 4 times and the offense scored just enough to squeak out a 20-17 win at CenturyLink Field in front of over 60,000, most of who spilled onto the field after the game.
Washington’s Keith Price leaps as throws over the OSU defenders.
Bishop Sankey busts through the line and looks for more yards.
Jaydon Mickens can’t hang to this pass.
Beavers RB Storm Woods tries to break free from the grasp of John Timu.
Sean Parker holds up the ball after making an interception in the end zone.
Keith Price rolls out to throw.
OSU’s Marcus Wheaton lays motionless on the ground after a big hit.
Wheaton was helped to the bench and did not return to the game.
Bishop Sankey takes the ball and heads up field.
Keith Price lets go of a pass.
Kendyl Taylor tries to avoid Castro Masaniai.
Coach Sarkisian send a play in to Keith Price.
Beavers QB Sean Mannion gets wrapped up be Shaq Thompson.
Sean Mannion gets a pass off through the outstretched arms of Husky defenders.
Brandin Cooks points to the sky after a scoring on a 54 yard pass.
Richard Mullaney goes up high for this reception.
Keith price gets this pass off under pressure while the referee throws a penalty flag in the background.
Keith Price reacts to a interception for a touchdown being called back due to a penalty.
Sean Mannion threw 4 interceptions this game…
… Like this one to Marcus Peters.
Keith Price celebrates with Bishop Sankey after Sankey’s score in the fourth quarter.
The teams lined up for a kick.
Richard Mullaney tries to break free from the grasp of Shaq Thompson.
This touchdown to Connor Hamlett ties the game up with just under 5 minutes left, but that is as close as the Beavers would get.
Kasen Williams gets up high to pull in this pass.
Keith Price under pressure and tries to break free.
On the Beavers’ final drive, backup QB Cody Vaz gets dropped by Danny Shelton.
After the final kneel down, Keith Price is surrounded by fans that stormed the field.
The stands emptied out on to the field after knock off the 7th ranked Beavers.
Sean Parker gets congratulated by teammate Antavius Sims.
A wet and soggy Sunday afternoon in Seattle was the scene as the high powered Patriots offense lead by Tom Brady went head to head with the League’s top defense. The Patriots lead for most of the game but Russell Wilson lead the Hawks for a 4th quarter rally going ahead with just over a minute remaining with a long touchdown to Sidney Rice and taking the victory 24-23.
Tom Brady getting ready to take the field.
Tom Brady barely gets this pass off…
…before getting drilled by Chris Clemons.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson gets brought down by vince Wilfork for a sack.
Russell Wilson unloads a pass.
Marshawn Lynch breaks free through the Patriots line.
Russell Wilson scrambles to avoid Vince Wilfork.
Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin outleaps Kyle Arrington for a touchdown grab.
The Sea Gals break out the cowboy hats for a number.
Russell Wilson scrambles outside for some yards.
Tom Brady leaps to get a pass off over Bruce Irvin.
Marshawn Lynch powers through the Patriots defense.
Punter John Ryan has trouble with this snap on a soggy day.
At halftime the Seahawks honored Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy by retiring #96.
Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy waives to the crowd during the ceremony retiring his number.
Tom Brady scans the Seahawks defense at the line.
Head Coach Pete Carroll has a discussion with the Line Judge.
Brandon Browner almost makes an interception breaking up this pass.
Bruce Irvin gets ready to enter the game.
Seahawks DT Brandon Mebane has a few words for Tom Brady.
Russell Wilson huddles the team up as the rain continues to fall.
Patriots WR Wes Welker eludes a takle on a kick return.
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez runs for yards after the catch.
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski stretches for a few extra yards.
Free Safety Earl Thomas eludes a talker after making this interception.
Seahawks WR Sidney Rice takes the ball on this reverse.
Russell Wilson makes a throw on the run.
The Sea Gals didn’t let a little rain stop them.
Sidney Rice hauls in this touchdown pass with 1:18 remaining to put the Hawks up for good.
A dejected Vince Wilfork leaves the field.
Tom Brady tries to lead the Pats down the field one last time, but it was not to be.
K.J. Wright celebrates after stopping the Patriots on their final drive.
Brady and Wilson shake hands after the game.
A victorious Russell Wilson leaves the field.
I made the trip down to Eugene this past weekend to shoot the Oregon – Washington game Saturday night. The Ducks pretty much had their way on offense with Marcus Mariota throwing 4 touchdowns but the defense came up big as well forcing five turnovers on their way to a 52-21 win over Washington.
De’Anthony Thomas sprints back a kickoff return.
This pass intended for Oregon’s Will Murphy was tipped up into the waiting hands of Shaq Thompson for an interception.
Coach Sark questions the official about a non-call.
Ducks QB Marcus Mariota zips a pass out to a receiver.
Oregon RB Kenjon Barner looks for a hole in the Huskies defense.
De’Anthony Thomas gets past Sammie Parker’s dive on his way to a score.
The Oregon Duck works the crowd after doing his pushups after the score.
Huskies WR Jaydon Mickens breaks free of Ifo Ekpre-Olomu for yards after the catch.
Huskies QB Keith Price scrambles away from the Duck defenders.
Keith Price fakes the pitch and keeps it for a run which resulted in a fumble.
Oregon’s Josh Huff lands in the end zone after diving in for a score.
Huskies WR Jaydon Mickens was penalized on this kick return for grabbing the face mask of Troy Hill.
Keith Price calls the play at the line.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly tries to get a message in to his team.
Oregon RB Kenjon Barner looks for a hole in the Huskies defense.
Huskies RB Bishop Sankey gets swallowed up by the Duck D.
Ducks QB Marcus Mariota stiff arms Shaq Thompson on this run.
The crowd sings along to “Shout!”
Coach Sark wants an explanation on a questionable call.
The Oregon defense gangs up on Bishop Sankey.
Kendyl Taylor gets to the outside for a gain.
Keith Price kept on his teammates to stay positive.
Huskies RB Bishop Sankey breaks away on his way to the end zone…
…and busts in for a score.
Coach Sarkisian leaving the field after the loss to the Ducks.
*Extra* I tried the new iPhone panorama feature to get a look inside Autzen Stadium. Pretty cool! Click for larger.
The #13 ranked Wisconsin Badgers from the Big-Ten came into Corvallis not expecting to meet up with a charged up Beavers’ team that dominated the Badgers for a 10-7 upset win. Although score didn’t really show it, the Beavers owned both sides of the ball but were only able to get one TD on the board, but the Defense stopped RB Montee Ball and the rest of the Badgers’ offense for the entire game only giving up a score very late in the game. After the clock ran out, the fans stormed the field in celebration.
Sean Mannion (#4) celebrates with the crowd that stormed the field after the Beavers upset #13 Wisconson
The Color Guard awaits to present the colors before the game.
The Badgers take the field.
Wisconsin QB Danny O’Brien changes the play at the line.
Badger RB Montee Ball gets swallowed up by the Beavers’ defense.
Markus Wheaton gets yards after the catch.
Tailback Storm Woods sees a lot of open field in the Badgers defense.
Danny O’Brien hands off to James White
Sean Mannion unloads a pass. He finished the day with 276 yards and a TD.
Danny O’Brien looks for a receiver as pressure from Dylan Wynn comes in.
Montee Ball gets to the outside for a few yards.
Malcolm Agnew reaches for a few extra yards after he is brought down.
Malcolm Agnew looks for a hole in the Badgers defense.
Sean Mannion talking to his receivers at the line.
Sean Mannion gets off a pass.
Brandin Cooks tiptoes on the end line after catching a touchdown as the referee looks on. He had 80 yards receiving as well as this touchdown.
James White tries to break away from D.J. Welsh.
Danny O’Brien unloads a pass on the run.
Brandin Cooks follows his blocks after a catch for additional yardage.
Malcolm Agnew busts through the line.
Bucky flashes a “W” (I hope that doesn’t stand for Win)
OSU Head Coach Mike Riley Walks off the field after the upset win.
Ryan Murphy gets congratulations from a young fan after the game.
Bucky doesn’t looks too happy after the game.
A much improved Husky defense debuted Saturday evening forcing 3 turnovers, 4 sacks and a fumble recovered for a TD. The Huskies scored early and held on for a 21-12 win over San Diego State.
The megaphones are all lined up ready for the game.
A beautiful evening in the Huskies temporary home CenturyLink Field
Kasen Williams with yards after the catch. He finished the evening with 6 catches for 75 yards and a TD.
Aztec QB Ryan Katz scrambles looking for a receiver.
Kasen Williams gets past one last defender for his first quarter TD.
Ryan Katz gets hauled down by UW’s Josh Shirley
The Husky defense was much improved over last year’s squad.
Bishop Sankey lead all the rushers with 22 carries, 66 yards and a TD.
SDSU’s Colin Lockett tries to shake Tre Watson.
Husky QB Keith Price throws a quick slant to Kendyl Taylor.
Keith Price scrambles to look for an open receiver.
Kasen Williams hauls in an apparent TD, but it was ruled offensive pass interference.
Husky Saftey Will Shamburger scoops up an Aztec fumble …
… and returns it 44 Yards for a TD.
John Timu and another defender congratulate Travis Freeney (middle) after stripping and recovering a fumble.
Shaq Thompson tells the D to get ready for the 4th quarter.
Coach Steve Sarkisian wants an answer, NOW!
Aztec RB Dwayne Garrett cuts through the defense.
Coach Sark sends a play to his QB.
Bishop Sankey fumbles the ball lat in a drive that was recovered by the Aztecs.
Ryan Katz looks for the end zone but was stopped short.
A victorious Keith Price jogs off the field after the game.
It’s that time of year again when all of the football preview magazines start hitting the shelves. and like every other year, Lindy’s continues to put out the best books available. They have great writing and the best use of photos of any of the others out there. Here are 3 covers that I have photos on this year.
Lindy’s Covers 2012
So tragic to hear the news of Junior Seau taking his own life yesterday. Great player to watch for so many years. Here’s a shot that I took when he was with the Patriots back in 2008. RIP Junior.
Here is a selection of some of my favorite shots from the 2011 football season. Hope you enjoy!
Saturday was the 104th Apple cup between Washington and Washington State. The Huskies have owned this series the past few years and it continued here with a 38-21 victory over the Cougars. The game was played at CenturyLink Field, which will be the Huskies downtown home for the next year.
Harry and the Cheerleaders stand during the National Anthem.
Coach Sarkisian leads his team out on the field.
Marquess Wilson stretches for the first down marker.
Jessie Calier celebrates after returning a blocked punt for a touchdown.
WSU QB Marshall Lobbestael gets an earful from his coaches after a bad series.
Chris Polk busts through the Cougar defense.
Husky WR Kasen Williams hauls in a touchdown pass in the first quarter.
Jermaine Kearse lays out Nolan Washington with a stiff-arm after a catch.
WSU's Travis Long leaps over Chris Polk trying to get to Keith Price.
Marquess Wilson goes for some yards after the catch.
Jared Karstetter hauls in a touchdown.
A gang of Cougars converge to bring down Chris Polk.
Keith Price rolls out to pass.
Keith Price gets off this pass just in time with pressure from Travis Long.
Alex Hoffman-Ellis lets out a roar after a defensive stop.
UW's Everette Thompson and Danny Shelton sandwich Marshall Lobbestael.
Marquess Wilson slips this last tackle by Cort Dennison to go in for a score.
Keith Price grimaces as he is sacked.
WSU RB Rickey Galvin looks for a hole in the Husky defense.
Desmond Trufant knocks this pass away from Marquess Wilson and it was picked off by Sean Parker.
A hole opens up for Chris Polk.
Chris Polk eyes the defender as he goes for the goal line.
Polk lunges for the line but was ruled down at the one. He would score on the next play.
Marshall Lobbestael throws on the run.
The Coaches exchange a handshake after the game.
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire holds the Apple Cup trophy to present to the Huskies.
The Huskies hold the trophy high after their victory.
Senior kicker Erik Folk raises the trophy.
Coach Sarkisian with the Apple Cup trophy.
The Huskies acknowledge the crowd with the trophy.
Sean Parker takes the trophy to the locker room.
I took a few shots from Sunday’s Ravens-Seahawks game and did some editing to them in Adobe Lightroom.
Ray Lewis and the Ravens came into Seattle probably thinking that they were going to take care of business and head back east, but that just wasn’t going to be the case. The Seahawks put together one of their most complete games of the season on both sides of the ball and handed the Ravens a 22-17 loss. Marshawn Lynch had a Beast of a day with 167 hard-faught total yards and a touchdown.
Waiting in the wings.
Marshawn Lynch tries to leap for the pylon.
Brandon Mebane flies over David Hawthorne who wrapped up Ray Rice.
Ray Rice surprises everyone with this touchdown pass.
Ed Dickson was on the receiving end of Rice’s pass and spikes the ball.
Ray Lewis on the prowl.
Ravens go high to try and block this field goal attempt.
Michael Robinson checking the coverage.
Tarvaris Jackson rolls out looking for a receiver.
Sidney Rice hauls in a pass with tight coverage.
Marshawn Lynch looks for a hole.
Lynch tries to get outside of the defense.
Marshawn Lynch tip-toes the sideline for a few extra yards.
Atari Rigby and Kernnard Cox celebrate after a fumble recovery by Rigby.
Cary Williams breaks up this pass to Sidney Rice.
Sidney Rice pleads for a flag.
Joe Flacco gets a pass off with pressure coming.
Marshawn Lynch had the last laugh with his performance against the Ravens.
Sidney Rice goes up high for this pass, but it was eventually knock away.
Coach Pete Carroll with some words of encouragement for his quarterback.
Ray Rice gets knocked back by Roy Lewis.
Just out of reach.
Richard Sherman wags his finger at the Raven bench telling them they should throw near him.
Several Ravens try to wrap up Lynch.
Cory Redding tries to drag down Tarvaris Jackson
Joe Flacco tries to scramble for a few yards.
Ray Rice fights for yardage.
David Hawthorne lunges to try and take down Rice.
Cory Redding tries to fire up his teammates.
Lardarius Webb goes up high to knock away this pass to Golden Tate.
Ravens Coach John Harbaugh
Ray Lewis talks with Mike Williams after the game.
Since last Saturday was the final game ever played at Husky Stadium in it’s current configuration I dug up some shots that I have taken of the stadium throughout this season including some shots that most people wouldn’t normally get to see. The Huskies will play their game next year at CenturyLink Field downtown where the Seahawks and Sounders play. They will move into their new digs in 2013. You can see more about the renovation here.
The north stands during the Cal game.
Another angle of the north stands with some great clouds.
Looking east at the scoreboard.
The south stands with the press box and Dubs relaxing before the game.
The South stands under a perfect fall sky.
View of the field from the press box before the Arizona game. You can see the purple line around the field showing where the stands will start with the remodel.
In the tunnel, you will see plaques from past bowl games lining the wall. This shot shows the 1991 National Champions.
More bowl game plaques.
Last of the plaques, heading towards the field.
More shots from the tunnel.
This is the long tunnel leading to the field.
This is where they gather before they run onto the field.
Heading out of the tunnel to the field.
The phone the the refs use to talk to the booth for instant replay reviews.
The TV crew adjusting the remote over the field camera during halftime of the Oregon game.
Final shot of the scoreboard with the final score.
Last look back on the field heading out after the final game.
Last look back. See you in 2013!
There was a lot of fanfare going on Saturday for the final game at Husky Stadium (separate post coming on that soon) as the Huskies hosted the 8th ranked Ducks. But Oregon made the night all theirs by scoring early and often and beating the Huskies 34-17 in front of a packed house.
Coach Sark and Coach Kelly talk before the game.
Jermaine Kearse gets introduced for Senior night.
Andrew Hudson comes up with a Duck fumble.
Excuse me sir, I think you dropped something.
Coach Chip Kelly takes the penalty yardage.
QB Keith Price shoots a pass out to Chris Polk.
Ducks WR Lavasier Tuinei looks out for a defender after the catch.
Chris Polk looks for a hole in the line.
Jermaine Kearse tries to break free from the grasp of Avery Patterson.
Oregon's David Paulson hauls in a second quarter touchdown.
Keith Price gets brought down for a sack.
Keith Price gets airborne for this pass over a fallen defender.
Keith Price is brought down by a duo of Ducks.
Keith Price dives for the pylon but was called down at the one yard line.
On the next play, he hit Michael Hartvigson for a TD. Here he celebrates with Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Ducks QB Darron Thomas unloads a pass.
Keith Price rolls out looking for a receiver.
Oregon's Josh Huff heads up field on a kickoff return.
De'Anthony Thomas celebrates with teammates after a score.
LaMichael James looking for a hole in the defense.
David Paulson hauls in a pass over the middle and makes a good gain after the catch.
Oregon's Kenjon Barner slips out of the grasp of Princeton Fuimaono.
LaMichael James flips over after dropping a pass.
LaMichael James looks to bust through the Huskies Defense.
Keith Price lays on the turf after a hard hit. He had to leave the game for a play.
Just long enough for Nick Montana to come in an throw a 53-yard completion.
Price floats a perfect pass in to the endzone…
…but it is dropped by Kevin Smith
The two best backs in the Pac-12 give each other props after the game.
Keith Price and Darron Thomas hug after the game.
Chris Polk had a monster game against Arizona with 144 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns in a 42-31 victory over the Wildcats. With the 6th victory of the season, the Huskies became bowl eligible for the second year in a row.
Chris Polk busts through for one of his 5 touchdowns on the night
Huskies ready to go.
One of the controversial calls of the game was this pass to Michael Hartvigson that was ruled incomplete even though he took three steps with the ball and the ground knocked the ball out.
Coach Sarkisian pleads his case about the call.
Washington QB Keith Price wants to know the scoop too.
James Johnson tries to stiff-arm Cortez Johnson…
…then things get a little grabby.
Throw your dubs up!
Arizona's Dan Buckner appears to have this catch, but the ball was knocked away by Desmond Trufant.
Keith Price and Chris Polk celebrate after one of Polk's 5 TDs.
Keith Price lets out lets out a yell after a false start on the one yard line.
UofA's David Douglas tries to break free from Cort Dennison.
Coach gets the play in to his QB.
Price is sacked hard but manages to hang on to the ball.
Chris Polk looks for a hole.
Kevin Smith leaps over the defense on this kick return.
Wildcat's SS Robert Golden picked off a tipped pass…
…and took it back 91 yards for a Touchdown.
Chris Polk busts through the line.
Robert Golden tries to bring sown Jermaine Kearse.
Keith Price scrambles for good yardage.
Polk breaking free of the defense.
Kasen Williams takes the defense for a ride after a reception.
Nick Foles and Keith Price talk after the game.
Chris Polk gets congrats from a young fan after his monster game.
Washington State hosted Oregon State in Seattle on Saturday for their annual “Seattle Game”. The Beavers dominated the Cougars 44-21 with an offensive explosion lead by 4 TD passes by OSU Freshman Quarterback Sean Mannion.
Brandin Cooks goes up high over the Cougar Defense for a touchdown.
WSU's Casey Locker lays out Markus Wheaton over the middle.
Malcolm Agnew dives for the pylon for a touchdown.
Rickey Galvin full steam ahead.
Beavers RB Jordan Jenkins hauls in a pass for a first quarter TD.
WSU Head Coach Paul Wulff
Sean Mannion gets off a pass over the outstretched hand of Kalafitoni Pole.
CB Damante Horton picks off this pass in the endzone to save a touchdown.
Marquess Wilson gets the ball on a reverse and heads up the field.
Marquess Wilson celebrates after hauling in a touchdown pass.
Rickey Galvin follows his blocker John Fullington.
Markus Wheaton lunges for a few more yards.
Cougar LB Sekope Kaufusi looses his helmet after a hit.
Malcolm Agnew gets met by Tyree Toomer.
Malcolm Agnew breaks through for a few yards.
Cougar QB Jeff Tuel tries to get away from Scott Crichton.
Scott Crichton hauls down Cougar QB Jeff Tuel.
Jordan Poyer gains some yardage on a kick return.
Beavers QB Sean Mannion unloads a pass.
Terron Ward tries to break free of Sekope Kaufusi.
James Rodgers keeps his eyes up the field.
Marshall Lobbestael had to come into the game after an injury to starter Jeff Tuel.
Marquess Wilson hauls in a pass.
Beavers FB Clyton York leaves the cougar D in the dust on this touchdown pass.
The Colorado Buffaloes got another rude welcome to the PAC-12 on Saturday as they came into Seattle and got handed a lopsided 52-24 loss by the Huskies. Keith Price had another impressive afternoon with 4 more touchdowns, each to a different receiver, and 257 yards. The game was well in hand and red-shirt freshman Nick Montana get his debut in front of the home fans. Unfortunately, he fumbled the ball away the first time he touched it, but the team regrouped and scored on the next drive.
Huskies WR James Johnson hauls in a pass near the sideline on the opening drive of the game.
Jessie Callier looks for daylight on this run.
James Johnson and Jermaine Kearse celebrate Kearse's touchdown on the opening drive of the game.
Keith Price looks for a receiver as he runs from the Buffaloes defense.
Husky WR Kevin Smith runs on a reverse for the second TD of the game.
DE Everette Thompson has his eyes on Colorado QB Tyler Hansen
Colorado defenders converge on Devin Aguilar.
Chris Polk tries to break free for a gain.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins hauls in a TD pass.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins trots back to the bench after a score.
Colorado RB Tony Jones gets tripped up by Gregory Duchre
Desmond Trufant gets a hand in just in time to break of this pass intended for Keenan Canty
Alameda Ta'Amu sacks Tyler Hansen for a loss.
Jammal Kearse and Cort Dennison let out a roar after a stop.
Chris Polk and Devin Aguilar leap over the Colorado defender.
Chris Polk continues on for a good gain.
Chris Polk gets met by a couple defenders.
Jessie Callier reaches the endzone for his first Husky TD.
Terrel Smith lunges for Kasen Williams on a kickoff return.
Chris Polk shows off his receiving skills again with this TD catch.
Devin Aguilar hauls in a TD reception.
Sean Parker tries to bring down Anthony Perkins.
Anthony Perkins tries to stretch the ball over the goal line, but was ruled down at the one.
As the game was well in hand, Nick Montana got some playing time.
Coach Sark discusses a play with Montana.
Montana makes a throw on the run.
Coach with his two QBs.
Tyler Hansen scrambles for some yardage.
Nick Montana after the game.
Keith Price gets interviewed after the game.
This game had just about everything. As soon as ball was kicked off to start the game it started to downpour for about 10 minutes and then the skies opened up and it ended up being a beautiful day. The bright sun made for some challenging light in
Seahawks Stadium, Qwest Field, CenturyLink Field. It wasn’t a pretty game for either team but the Seahawks made plays when they had to and pulled out the victory 13-10 for their first win of the season.
Tarvaris Jackson and Sidney Rice celebrate Jackson's touchdown.
Marshawn Lynch gets his helmet ripped off during the rain storm that showed up at the beginning of the game.
Earl Thomas pick off a pass in the first quarter. A penalty negated the play and the Cardinals keep possession of the ball.
Chester Taylor make a cut to find an opening.
Leon Washington has trouble getting a handle of the ball on this kickoff.
Tarvaris Jackson rolls out looking for a receiver.
Larry Fitzgerald tries to break free of Marcus Trufant.
Earl Thomas and Brandon Browner get mixed up on coverage and Larry Fitzgerald hauls in a touchdown.
Kevin Kolb rolls out looking for a receiver.
Tarvaris Jackson looks for an opening in the defense.
Tarvaris Jackson throws on the run.
Sidney Rice tries to fend off AJ Jefferson.
Tarvaris Jackson unloads a desperation throw at the end of the half...
…which is broken up and intercepted by the Cardinals.
Marshawn Lynch busts through the Cardinals Defense.
Sidney Rice hauls in a pass on the sideline and is pushed out by AJ Jefferson.
Pete Carroll likes what he sees
Tarvaris Jackson tries to break free of Darnell Dockett's grip.
Tarvaris Jackson dives into the endzone for a touchdown.
Kevin Kolb loses his helmet when being brought down by Chris Clemons.
David Hawthorne is on the prowl.
Kam Chancellor made the final interception of the game to seal the victory and celebrates with Leroy Hill.
After the rain at the beginning of the game, it turned out to be a beautiful day.
This Sea Gal lets her hair fly.
A great game today on a beautiful day for football as the Huskies held on to beat the Cal Bears 31-23 on Saturday at Husky Stadium. Keith Price had another great game throwing for 3 touchdowns. This was the first PAC-12 test for the Huskies this season and they were up to the challenge.
Chris Polk hauls in a 70 yard touchdown pass in the 4th quarter.
Isi Sofele cuts for some yardage.
Cal QB Zach Maynard tries to recover his fumble on the snap in the first quarter.
Husky TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins dives into the endzone for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Keith Price finds a receiver on the run.
Chris Polk finds some daylight.
Jammal Kearse reacts after a punishing hit on a kick return.
Anthony Miller gives Cort Dennisona shot in the face trying to fend him off on a tackle.
Isi Sofele leaps over Greg Ducre.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins waits for his blocker to get out of his way on the way to the endzone.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins going in for the touchdown. He had two on the day.
Cal QB Zach Maynard unloads a pass on the run.
Desmond Trufant tries to bring down Keenan Allen.
Keith Price gets off a pass. He finished the day with 3 TDs and 292 yards.
Chris Polk tries to avoid being brought down by a Cal defender.
Coach Steve Sarkisian disputes a call with the official.
Scary moment in the second half when John Timu was injured and had to be taken away in an ambulance.
Cort Denison and Princeton Fuimaono converge on Keenan Allen.
Cort Denison tries to get the crowd loud on the final defensive stand of the game. The Huskies stopped the Bears and sealed the win.
Coach Sark congratulates his QB Keith Price after the win.
*Extra* The team acknowledges the crowd after the win.
*Extra* Dubs is chillin' before the game.
On a warm and beautiful day that the Huskies honored the memory of the 9-11 anniversary with patriotic helmets and a flyover by a C-17, Keith Price had a career-high game with 315 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Huskies jumped out early but the Warriors kept it close. Once again the Washington Defense sealed the game late winning 40-32.
A C-17 flies over Husky Stadium during the National Anthem.
For the 9-11 anniversary, the Huskies wore special helmets with the American Flag in the logo.
Chris Polk hits the corner of the end zone for the first score of the game
Jessie Callier and Kevin Smith bump before the kickoff
Keith Price unloads a deep pass.
Jermaine Kearse has eyes for the endzone.
Jermaine Kearse scores with a Warrior defender draped all over him.
Sean Parker goes over the top to break up a pass on the goal line.
Sean Parker and Gregory Ducre celebrate the play that saved a touchdown for the defense.
Keith Price eyes a receiver down the field.
Cort Dennison sacks Hawaii QB Bryant Moiniz on a goal line defense.
Warrior RB Sterling Jackson tries to break the grasp of Cort Dennison.
Devin Augular hauls in a pass with tight defense. He finished the day with 5 receptions for 131 yards and a TD.
Chris Polk breaks free of a defender for a gain.
Devin Augular hauls in a pass for a touchdown in the second quarter.
Chris Polk gets tripped up by a Hawaii defender.
UW punter Keil Rasp appears to have found the ball that was covered in glue.
Keith Price hands off to Chris Polk.
Hawaii's Jeremiah Ostrowski reaches for the pylon or a late 4th quarter TD.
Jessie Callier and the rest of the Dawgs salutes the crowd after the 40-32 victory.
Washington opened the 2011 season against the defending FCS National Champion Eastern Washington University Eagles at Husky Stadium on Saturday. They narrowly escaped with a 30-27 victory on a beautiful September afternoon. The 4:00 start time made for some tough lighting and shadows on the field but also some great late afternoon glow. A great way to start the season.
Washington QB Keith Price exits the tunnel through the fog.
Washington FB Jonathan Amosa crosses the goal line for the first score of the game.
Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell looks for a receiver while being tracked down by Hau'Oli Jamora
Washington QB Keith Price unloads a pass. Price ended up with 3 TDs on 102 yards passing.
Washington WR James Johnson and Devin Aguilar celebrate after a Johnson TD catch
Washington RB Jessie Callier heads down field
Washington WR Kevin Smith is brought down after a catch.
The Washington Defense swarms the EWU runner.
Washington QB Keith Price unloads a pass on the run.
Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell looks for an open receiver. Mitchell ended up with 473 Yards passing.
Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell tries to escape the defense.
Chris Polk with the glow of the late afternoon sun.
Eastern's Brandon Kaufman manages to haul in this pass with Desmond Trufant draped all over him.
Eastern's WR Greg Herd with a TD catch late in the game.
Washington QB Keith Price unloads a pass on the run.
Washington RB Jessie Callier heads down field on a kickoff return
Washington QB Keith Price on the run.
EWU's Mario Brown for a gain.
Washington CB Desmond Trufant makes a game saving interception with 29 seconds left in the game to preserve the win for the Huskies.
A happy Keith Price is victorious in his first start of the season.
The Huskies sing along with the crowd the fight song after the win.
Chris Polk flashes the "W" to the crowd
Husky Stadium enters it's final season in it's current configuration, The 250 million renovation with begin at the end of the season.
This season’s Lindy’s Annuals are hitting the shelves now. My photos appear on three covers this year, the National College Pacific Northwest edition as well as the Pro Seattle and San Francisco/Oakland/San Diego edition. It has been a great experience to shoot for Lindy’s for the past several years.
I had the chance to go see U2 in concert last night in Seattle and they did not disappoint! An amazing visual experience as a well as all the great music that you expect. You can see the whole set here on Flickr.